DUBAI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) provisionally suspended two players Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif under its Anti-Corruption Code as part of an ongoing investigation into an international syndicate which is believed to be attempting to corrupt the Pakistan Super League (PSL) which started in Dubai, said PCB in a statement.
“Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif have been suspended and the rigorous and wide-ranging investigation by the PCB supported by the ICC will continue as part of collective efforts to protect the integrity of the sport,” it added. Both the players were representing Islamabad United in Pakistan Super League.
PSL Chairman Najam Sethi said that It would not be appropriate to comment on the specifics of the case, however this investigation is a clear demonstration of our determination to drive corruption out of our sport. He said that they will not tolerate any form of corrupt activity and as this investigation proceeds they will not hesitate to take further decisive action as appropriate.